16 June 2010

WaitingOnWednesday: TIMELESS & A MILLION LITTLE MISTAKES

I've decided to mix my three favourite genres into my current Waiting On Wednesday post again - so we've got a YA title with a historical twist and a chick lit novel, yay!

TIMELESS
by Alexandra Monir
[11 January 2011]
When her mother is killed in a car accident, Michele Windsor has no choice but to move in with the wealthy grandparents she's never met in New York. Disillusioned by their coldness, Michele retreats into her room, where she discovers her great-great-aunt's journal--and, once she touches its pages, finds herself hurtled back in time.

In the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele learns that a wedding is coming up between the Windsors and another prominent family, the Walkers. But when Michele attends a party, something miraculous happens: while almost no one can see her in this era, one gorgeous young man with sparkling blue eyes can. Drawn together by mutual attraction, the two bond over music and the parents they've recently lost. But when the party is over, Michele learns the truth--the man she just fell for is Phillip Walker. And she, unknowingly, has just inspired him to call off his wedding to her great-great-aunt, prompting a family feud that will last for generations.

As Michele travels back and forth in time, she and Phillip meet over and over, always frustrated by their inability to have more than a few hours together. Michele knows she should try to make a life in the present, but none of the boys at school can hold a candle to Phillip. Finally, Michele tries to end their romance altogether--spurring a tragedy that transcends generations. Has Michele destroyed her chances for happiness? Or is her love for Phillip . . . timeless?
Oooh, I love the sound of this one, although I'm not too keen on the cover - I'd prefer some of the Gilded Age glamour on it, hehe. But the plot sounds fantastic - it's a shame that 2011 is still so far away! :(

MILLION LITTLE MISTAKES
by Heather McElhatton
[2 September 2010]
A Million Little Mistakes is no ordinarly novel: it has one beginning and fifty different endings that will variously surprise, shock, and delight readers as they hunt for happiness.

Your story begins when you win twenty-two million dollars in the lottery. What happens next? It’s entirely up to you. Do you get out of debt? Quit your job? Travel the world? Go on the shopping spree of a lifetime? The possibilities are endless!

Twenty-two million dollars can buy a lot, but can it buy a happy ending?
This also sounds fantastic and I love these type of stories where you can choose your own plot - I've read them when I was younger, but I've never heard of anything like this for adults. After learning about this book, I immediately ordered the author's first book, Pretty Little Mistakes, immediately and I can't wait to read it!

What are YOU waiting on this week? :)

9 comments:

Sa Toya said...

I agree the first sounds fab ut the cover could do with some Guilded Age Glamour for sure. I'm gonns add it!

I know what you mean about the books where you choose your own plot...funny when you turn to a page and die...it's freaky and you quickly go back to change it.
One for adults does sound muy interesante!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I <3 the first cover :)

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I can't wait for Timeless! Great pick!

Michelle said...

I just stumbled across Timeless a few days ago and I am really loving the sound of it. :D

Sasha said...

Awesome picks! I can't wait for Timeless :)

Vampires and Tofu said...

A Million Little Mistakes sounds like so much fun!! I used to adore those Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a kid!!

And Timeless is definitely on the wishlist, LOVE time travel romance!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Timeless looks great! To me, the cover is pretty intriguing, actually. I just don't like any face from a cover looking at me, haha. So, the cover should be a tad different in this respect, like with the girl looking away or something.

Collegiate Bookworm said...

They both sound so awesome!
I kinda like the Timeless cover, though. I think it adds mystery :)

Vanessa Di Gregorio said...

Wow, the cover for Timeless is GORGEOUS! I really love it!

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